TOWN OF RIVER FALLS REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, November 18, 2013; River Falls Town Hall
Elected officials and staff present: Diana G. Smith, Chair; LeRoy Kusilek, Siri Smith, Brad Mogen, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Rita Kozak, Treasurer; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator: Michele DeLong-Reiter, Recycling Administrator
The meeting was called to order at approximately 7:40 P.M. by Chair, Diana G. Smith. Siri moved to approve the minutes of the November 4th regular board meeting. LeRoy seconded. Motion carried.
Brad moved to approve the November 18th financial report. There is a money market balance of $329,804.48. LeRoy seconded. Motion carried. Brad moved to renew the Building Fund CD for a six month period of time. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Communications: LeRoy reported that he had done some animal control contracting work with the Town of Clifton. Siri moved that LeRoy be allowed to purchase a canine catch pole. Diana seconded. Motion carried. Michele will send a reminder to waste hauler’s to have their bids for contracting with the town submitted by the December 2nd meeting. Michele will also complete a survey for the Wisconsin Town’s Association as it relates to illegal tire dumping along roadsides.
Planning Commission Recommendations: The commission is working on revising the town’s Conditional Use Permit form and other business application procedures in the town.
Tower Update: Murphy Surveying has been contracted to measure the height of towers located at 950th St.
Road Work Reports: Diana presented a report on the sites that had been visited as part of the November 16th town board road tour. The tour will help establish priorities for 2014 road maintenance/construction funds. Siri moved that Brian Weber submit Cady’s Lane (2nd phase) for 2015 TRIP grant funding. It is expected that culvert work on Cady’s Lane will take place during 2014. Brad seconded. Motion carried.
Replacement of Brush Chipper: The board is still considering all options including sharing equipment with a neighboring town. Tom is working on getting information from the Town of Martell.
Approval of 2014 Budget: Brad moved to approve an overall 2014 town budget of $732,851. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Dog Licensing/Kennels : Jerome provided copies of ETZ regulations stating that dog kennels are not allowed in ETZ residential areas of the town. A kennel is considered to be four or more dogs at least four months of age or older.
Fire Call Collections Report: Diana will do some follow-up work with Attorney Loberg on collection of accounts where the individual has refused payment. Brad moved that George Barton’s delinquent fire call account be forwarded on to the town collection agency. Diana seconded. Motion carried.
Tax Enclosure Letter: Siri moved that the board approve the draft copy of the 2013 tax enclosure letter. Brad seconded. Motion carried.
Siri moved to approve the November 18th listing of bills. LeRoy seconded. Motion carried.
LeRoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 P.M. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Ruth Stern, Clerk